AMD Tech Summit 2016 - One of the things I've been wanting to tell the world is that I got to see AMD's next-generation graphics card in action at their Tech Summit in Sonoma, California a few days ago - and now, I can.
I was witness to seeing Vega 10 rocking 8GB of next generation HBM2 technology running DOOM at 4K (3840x2160) on Ultra settings, with an average of 70FPS. Impressive stuff, considering that NVIDIA's fastest GeForce GTX 1080 and Titan X are required to hit those performance numbers in DOOM.
I had my hand behind the card, which had its fans cranked up to 100% - and it was pushing out some serious heat - but this is a prototype board that is months from being finished. Still, a major technology turn on for me. We don't know much else about the Vega 10-based graphics card that was inside of the PC, either. There have been leaks all over the place about this, and a few of you have been wondering why I haven't written about it.
Well, I signed an NDA with AMD about all things Tech Summit 2016 - and I'm a very loyal person, who would not break the NDA. Even though other websites and YouTubers have the Vega 10 running DOOM at 4K up already, I respected the NDA. I've had permission that I can write this now, so here we are: Vega 10 handles DOOM at 4K Ultra settings at 70FPS average - absolutely freakin' impressive.